Nominations are open for TCW’s Cullen Fitzgibbons & Irv Oliner Awards – Due by Tuesday, February 27th

  Nominations are open for The California Wrestler’s DUE BY TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 27TH Cullen Fitzgibbons Award California’s Most Inspirational Wrestler   Irv Oliner Award California’s Most Outstanding Contributor     Please send your nominations to Al Fontes at al.fontes@sbc.global.net and Bill Grant at billgrant1345@hotmail.com Yours in Wrestling, Al and Bill   Irv Oliner & Fitzgibbons’ […]

A Closer Look at Devan Carter of O3T

I had the pleasure of sitting down and speak with Devan Carter of Team Aggression out of Washington this week. Carter is the lone grappler from the Tri-Titans (O3T) program hailing from the Pacific Northwest. Carter is only a sixth grader and considered by any of peers as one of the top middle school wrestlers […]

NAIA Qualifiers – California Grapplers

The following is a list of golden state wrestlers that have qualified to compete at the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). The 61st annual event takes place March 2 – 3 at the Jacobson Exhibition Center in Des Moines, Iowa. 125 Julian Gaytan (Midland University) Great Plains Conference 1st Clovis (CS) 125 Matt Hruby […]

03T Student-Athlete Recap

The postseason is underway, and many of our O3T athletes are working their way to the big show – the CIF state tournament. The following is a recap of how our athletes did in their respective tournaments this week. Jaden Abas (Rancho Bernardo) One of the leaders of the Rancho Bernardo wrestling squad had a […]

Congratulations to the first 14 state qualifiers to the CIF boy’s tournament

106: Christian Loera (San Fernando) 113: Roque Roman (Birmingham) 120: Kobe Lepe (San Fernando) 126: Albert Del Toro (San Fernando) 132: Aaron Galef (Palisades) 138: Eric Rocha (San Fernando) 145: Jordan Cabral (Sylmar) 152: Jake Carpenter (Palisades) 160: Chance Chapman (Palisades) 170: Jonavon Smith (Birmingham) 182: Carlos Gomez (Birmingham) 195: Hamzah Al-Saudi (Palisades) 220: Joe […]